Application of design for manufacturability in robotic palletization

G. Abdou, E. Lee

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The palletization problem involves interlocking similar or non-similar boxes on a pallet. There are different methods to load boxes onto a pallet. The most recent one is the robotics palletization. It is best used in a medium speed, non-rigid environment which is characterized by the random arrival of non-similar boxes where there is no standard pattern of boxes on the pallet. In this research, an actual palletization process is described for a demonstration system developed using a SCORBOT ER-V robot, a vision system and a conveyor model. In addition, a number of technological constraints of the robot palletization process are set and reflected in the developed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign for Manufacture
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0791811107
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE


OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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